A Coquettish Smile by Gustave Jean Jacquet
"…But I have in me a will that defies loss and so my tragedy." This from Margaret Bissett the Countess Tierney, sister to the hero of my second novel Leeds. Margaret is responsible for unspeakable acts of cruelty the least of which is the death of her uncle who suffered heart failure because of her ruthless interrogation.
Now, here is my predicament. I love Margaret so very much, I agonize over her story and she badgers me constantly to get it done. I don’t know if I have enough material to write a full novel for Margaret and her long-suffering husband David who has loved her to his own detriment.
The two share a home, guilt for a shared sin and a passion that can’t be denied but they are coming undone because neither is able to forgive himself or herself or the other for that matter. They are for the most part pretty well-established characters who have been mentioned in three of my four novels thus far so I can’t deviate too much from their core.
That and I don’t want to retell too much of what was already said in the other novels so now I’m writing up a board of who they are relative to each other with the hopes it will give me an in to a workable story.
Take my care when you go and have a lovely week,